Wednesday, December 26, 2012

DIY Photo Ornaments

This is the final holiday project I created for Julep. I think it's a great way to repurpose photo holiday cards at the end of the season — set some aside now, and turn them into keepsake ornaments next year. Get the full tutorial over at Julep.

Handmade Christmas

Dear friends, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas day and have been enjoying the holiday season. I am happy to be home visiting my family until New Year's and enjoying some free time. December of last year I was working on this gingerbread house for, Handmade Christmas. The book was released by Penguin Books Australia over the summer and I've been meaning to share this project with you. The house is made of cardboard and trimmed with all kinds of craft store findings — beads that look like lollipops, peppermint-twist ribbon, sugary crystal glitter and plenty of colorful paper. Just in case you'd like to do a little post-Christmas crafting, I'm going to post the template here.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Wool Pom Pom Garland

This is my second project for Julep — a pom pom garland made from extra thick wool yarn. I love using pom pom makers for these, but for those who aren't as fond of amassing crafting gadgets as I am, I demonstrated a simpler method over at Julep. This is a great project for the upcoming winter months as well!